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Snowshoe-Making Class One Way to Celebrate an Active #MiShoeYear

Is 2016 going to be your year? The year you finally commit to being active for your health’s sake? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to help. The agency is encouraging residents to make a New Year’s resolution…



Winter is for Adventure: Four Ways to Enjoy Michigan Outdoors this Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like … springtime? With no snow on the ground, this winter isn’t exactly shaping up to be an outdoor enthusiast’s ideal season, but, we do live in Michigan. We’re pretty much guaranteed to have…


Muskegon Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of the Snowboard

Did you know the modern snowboard has its roots in Muskegon, Mich.? In 1965, Sherman Poppen invented the Snurfer, a board his children could use to navigate the snow in their backyard. It inspired the modern-day snowboard and with it,…


7 Ways to Celebrate the Season in Downtown Grand Rapids

Feeling a little bah-humbug this year? Holiday lights are scheduled to be turned on this Friday, Nov. 20 in Grand Rapids and there are plenty of other fun, family-friendly reasons to head downtown. Here’s a look at seven Grand Rapids…

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Are You a Snowbird? Take these Steps Before Leaving for the Winter to Protect Your Home

If you are a snowbird planning to fly south this winter, there are several precautions you should take so you don’t have to worry about your home while you are away. Burglaries occur every 14.6 seconds in the United States,…


Dermatologist Shares Tips to Prevent Dry Winter Skin

Winter is a time of year when cold weather and dry air can lead to itchy and irritated skin. With the recent snowfall and extreme cold, Michiganders are likely to start noticing flaky skin and cracked lips as temperatures continue…

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The Cure for Those End-of-Holidays Blues

When the frivolity and merrymaking of the holiday season come to an end, the short days and months of winter stretching ahead of you can easily dampen your once-joyous mood. Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of recurrent depression linked to…

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Enjoy Michigan’s State Parks with a “Shoe Year’s” Habit

When the VanWyck family moved from Lansing to Ludington last year, they knew their winters would be snowier. However, like the rest of West Michigan, they weren’t quite expecting the epic snow levels the region ended up with. Instead of…

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All You Need to Become a Winter Cyclist

When snowy weather arrives, you might think that bicycling season is over. But with a few tips and the right gear, cycling can be an all-year round activity. In fact, it’s a great way to stay active outside, which can…